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This collection houses financial papers, correspondence, land grants, and other materials documenting the Lenoir family of East Tennessee and North Carolina. These items describe the family's involvement with land in North Carolina and Tennessee, slavery, manufacturing, and the Confederate States of America.
The O. P. Temple Papers consist of correspondence, legal and financial files, writings, newspaper clippings, awards, gifts, and photographs documenting the life and work of Knoxville businessman and politician Oliver P. Temple.
In this letter, Captain William R. Story of the 1st U.S. Colored Artillery (heavy) writes to John J. King on behalf of a soldier under his command named Tecumsey whose wife, formerly one of King's enslaved people, is still living in King's home. The soldier would like her to be able to remain in the house, and Story assures King that the man earns a reasonable wage and will be good for any small amount of a years rent.
- Slavery -- Tennessee 2
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 2
- Freedmen -- Tennessee. 1
- Greeneville (Tenn.) -- History. 1
- Indians of North America -- West (U.S.) -- Government relations. 1
- Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877). 1
- Slavery -- Tennessee -- History -- 19th century. 1
- Tennessee -- Commerce. 1
- Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, African-American. 1
- Tennessee -- History. 1
- Tennessee -- Politics and government. 1
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, African-American. 1
- United States -- Politics and government -- 19th century. 1 ∧ less